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Hungary agreed not to block NATO military aid to Ukraine but will not provide aid itself 06/12/2024 13:10:55. Total views 138. Views today — 0.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg stated at a joint press conference with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban that Budapest agreed not to block the alliance's military aid to Ukraine, though it will not participate in providing this aid. This was reported by the BBC on June 12.

Stoltenberg arrived in Budapest ahead of the NATO summit, where the bloc's decision to more actively assist Ukraine in its resistance to russian military aggression will be discussed.

According to the Secretary General, during the meeting with Orban, they agreed on a mechanism by which NATO will not use Hungarian resources when providing aid to Ukraine.

"I am pleased that today the Prime Minister and I approved a modality for Hungary not to participate in NATO's support for Ukraine. No Hungarian personnel will be involved in this activity, and no Hungarian finances will be used to support it. At the same time, the Prime Minister assured me that Hungary will not oppose these efforts and will allow other allies to move forward", - Stoltenberg said.

It was previously reported that the U.S. Ambassador sharply criticized the Hungarian government for its close political and business ties with China.